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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 76 – Journey to a Thousand Fathoms, Part 2

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Plot Summary

The Creation Response Team joins their eccentric host, Alexander DeMarcus, aboard the electromagnetic submarine The Manta as they embark to study the mysteries of the deep. But will they be able to survive the attack of a giant squid? And why would Alexander allow The Manta drift into the dangerous waters and extreme temperatures of a volcanic vent? (Taken from here.)

Topics

  • Starlight Problem and Faith
  • Barreleye Fish
  • Whale-bone Eaters and Symbiosis
  • Black Smokers

Background Information

The Jonathan Park CDs are produced by Vision Forum Ministries. Through these CDs, VF hope to ‘provide children and adults with scientific evidence that is in harmony with the Word of God’. [Which raises the questions, ‘What does “in harmony” mean?’ and ‘What do they do with scientific evidence that is not in harmony with the Word of God?’]

Tagline: This is our Father’s world, God created it; we can explore it, so live the adventure!

NOTE: The producers of this series neglect to reference their information in any form.  No references is ever given either on the CD or in the Study Guide for ANY information presented in the series.  Even the voice actors of the series are not given any credit anywhere.  We only know that the series is a production of Vision Forum Ministries.

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 58 – Journey into the Deep, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part review.  Part 1 can be found here.

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Plot Summary:

The two teams head out to sea to fight for their respective worldviews as they investigate Black Smokers and the origin of life. While scuba diving to repair the remote operated vehicle, Shannon finds herself in serious danger as Myles Morgan’s assistant sabotages the mission and she is dragged downward by her ROV. Now Kendall, Angela, and Martha must come to her rescue while the rest of the CRT heads out on a life raft to chase after the saboteur!

The Study Guide for this episode can be found here: jp_vol5_study_guide_epi57-58

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 56 – The Arctic Adventure, Part 2

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Plot Summary

The newly discovered Tiktaalik fossil takes both teams to the extreme north, up to Ellesmere Island. But the teams’ competition takes a back seat as Myles Morgan and his assistant place the CRT in danger, forcing part of the team to take refuge back in town. From there, things only get worse as Ryan and Katie’s helicopter goes down, stranding them in the barren wilderness, unbeknownst to the rest of the team. Will they be discovered before a treacherous storm blows in? (Taken from here.)

The Study Guide for this episode can be found here: jp_vol5_study_guide_epi55-56

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Rambling Thoughts…

Evolution is a Theory and not a Fact

Evolution is both a Theory AND a Fact. The Fact of Evolution refers to the actuality that evolution occurs – mutations, natural selection, adaptation, variation, etc.  That these things happen cannot be denied. The Theory of Evolution refers to all the mechanisms involved in those processes. The word ‘theory’ in science has a much more technical sense than in ordinary vernacular. A scientific Theory connects up sets of facts and observations and weaves them together into a coherent story, eg, The Theory of Gravity. I have yet to meet a scientist who says that gravity is ‘only a theory and not a fact’.

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 33 – Destination Moon, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a three-part story.  You can find Part 1 here.

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Plot Summary:

Pearce Davis has become a national celebrity. His best-selling books, TV appearances, and seminars, are convincing the public that the Apollo Moon Missions were nothing more than a made-up Hollywood production. Now it’s up to the Creation Response Team to remind America of the truth, and up to Pearce to stop them. (Taken from here.)

The Study Guide for Episodes 32-34 can be found here: jp_vol3_study_guide_epi32-34

Topics include:

  • Gravity
  • Space Race
  • Moons of Saturn and Jupiter

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 26 – The Winds of Change, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part review.  Part 1 can be found here.

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Plot Summary:

Jonathan and Thad take refuge during an electrical storm. The intense heat from a dangerously close lightning strike forms several fulgurites. The boys want to put them on display in the Brenan Museum of Creation, but two men will stop at nothing to steal them because of the belief that they posses mysterious new-age powers. (Taken from here.)

Topics include:

  • IntroductionPropaganda
    • Origin of Theory of Evolution
    • Accidental Mutations Cannot Form Life
    • No Transitional Fossils
  • Punctuated Equilibrium
  • Chaos Theory
  • New Age Belief in Cosmic Force vs. Christian Belief in God
  • Miracles
  • Belief in Aliens

The Study Guide for episodes 25-26 can be found here: jp_vol3_study_guide_epi25-26

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 25 – The Winds of Change, Part 1

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Plot Summary:

Jonathan and Thad take refuge during an electrical storm. The intense heat from a dangerously close lightning strike forms several fulgurites. The boys want to put them on display in the Brenan Museum of Creation, but two men will stop at nothing to steal them because of the belief that they posses mysterious new-age powers. (Taken from here.)

Topics include:

  • Fulgurites
  • New Age Movement
  • Home Schooling
  • Complexity of the Human Genome
  • Gaia Hypothesis and Anthropic Principle
  • Logical Fallacies

The Study Guide for episodes 25-26 can be found here: jp_vol3_study_guide_epi25-26

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 20 – The Talking Picture

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Plot Summary

Artist Riley Sievers is helping Benjamin work on an invention when suddenly, he disappears! While police suspect Riley’s kidnapping is connected to his father’s campaign for Governor, the Eagle’s Nest Gang search for Riley and the truth. (Taken from here.)

Topics in this episode:

  • Sound and Its Purposes
  • Sound Frequency
  • How We Hear
  • Tensor Tympani and Stapedius Muscles

 

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 18 – Long Road Home


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Plot Summary

Jessie is filled with excitement when Bonnie gives her “Dusty,” the tan Appaloosa. But when Bonnie, Jessie, Martha, and Katie take the one thousand-mile, all-girls’ road trip to get the horse back home, everything seems to go wrong! (Taken from here.)

Topics in this episode:

  • Second Law of Thermodynamics (SLT)
  • Scientific Law vs. Scientific Theory
  • Overcoming SLT
  • ‘Random’ Evolution
  • Open and Closed Systems
  • A ‘Plan’ Needed to Reverse SLT

The Study Guide for episode 18 can be found here: jp_vol2_study_guide_epi18

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Review: Jonathan Park: Ep. 9 – Art Heist Adventure

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Plot Summary

The Park and Brenan families are going to an art show, and Katie is left behind to babysit Ryan. However, during a series of babysitting mishaps, Katie and Ryan uncover an exciting plot to steal paintings from the show. (taken from here)

Topics in this episode:

  • Fibonacci Numbers
  • Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio
  • Fibonacci Numbers and the Human Body
  • Famous Artists Who Studied Fibonacci Numbers
  • Evolution as a Chance Process Could Not Have Produced Fibonacci Patterns

The Study Guide for episode 9 can be found here: jp_vol1_study_guide_epi9

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